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B’desh PM for reopening of train services with India

In a bid to boost bilateral trade and people-to-people contacts, Premier Sheikh Hasina has favoured reopening of the Bangladesh-India passenger train services.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2009 23:59 IST

In a bid to boost bilateral trade and people-to-people contacts, Premier Sheikh Hasina has favoured reopening of the Bangladesh-India passenger train services.

The routes remained severed since 1965, a year after the two sides re-launched a rail link between Dhaka and Kolkata.

“We want to resume rail communications by connecting all severed rail lines for facilitating the traders to transport their commodities and other people for their easy movement,” Hasina was quoted by the state-run BSS news agency as telling a high-profile 50-member Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) delegation in Dhaka on Tuesday night.